Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 68 78
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 17 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.13% 1.43% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.72% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 12
Reading median daily rate £275 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.14% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £190 £271 £250
90th Percentile £300 £404 £434
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -17.24% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £36.00

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,309 1,048 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.75% 82.98% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 611 633
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £213 £275 £228
90th Percentile £577 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 44 47
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -33.33% -27.18%
10th Percentile £17.40 £10.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £63.15 £45.18 £50.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% -41.67%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) Java
4 7 (41.18%) Integration Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Selenium
5 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
5 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
6 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
7 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
7 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Smart Meter
7 4 (23.53%) XML
7 4 (23.53%) Unix
7 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 4 (23.53%) BDD
7 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
7 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
8 3 (17.65%) SOAP
8 3 (17.65%) System Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) SDLC
8 3 (17.65%) API Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
1 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
2 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) NUnit
4 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.88%) Protractor
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Toad
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
1 14 (82.35%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Integration Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Integration Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Software Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) REST
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
3 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) API Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Structured Programming
6 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Tableau